Knights and Dames quiz

Quiz 130 – Round 1 – Picture Round

Sporting knights and dames quiz. This week’s picture round is a selection of men and women who have been given this honour by the queen. Can you identify the knights and dames?

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1. Sir Stirling Moss

By AngMoKio – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37061773

2. Sir Nick Faldo

By Flickr user SN#1 [2] modified by me (Flickr [1]) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

3. Dame Tanni-Grey Thompson

By rjp (Flickr: Dame Tanni) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

4. Dame Ellen MacArthur

By Amplified2010 – Day 4 – IBM Start Summit, Lancaster HouseUploaded by Badzil, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12311985

5. Sir Tony McCoy

By Sinn Féin [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

6. Dame Sarah Storey

By Bill – Sarah StoreyUploaded by Kafuffle, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=23390376

7. Sir Trevor Brooking

By Egghead06 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36313843

8. Sir Gareth Edwards

By Neil Bennett – https://www.flickr.com/photos/montagecomms/1201359979, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37076073

9. Sir Roger Bannister

By © Pruneau / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6207421

10. Sir Henry Segrave

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Names of Composers

Quiz 130 – Round 2 – Classical Composers

Names of Composers quiz. Do you know the first names of these famous classical composers? You will be given the surname of each, all you need to do is give us their first name.

1. Wagner

Richard (Known as Richard but actually Wilhelm Richard)

2. Brahms

Johannes

3. Chopin

Fryderyk/Frédéric

4. Mahler

Gustav

5. Stravinsky

Igor

6. Schubert

Franz

7. Mendelssohn

Felix (Known as Felix but actually Jakob Ludwig Felix)

8. Ravel

Maurice (Known as Maurice but actually Joseph Maurice)

9. Vivaldi

Antonio

10. Shostakovich

Dmitri

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Art and Literature

Quiz 130 – Round 3 – Art and Literature

1. Which American Gothic fiction author wrote ‘Interview with a Vampire’?

Anne Rice

2. How many ‘Canterbury Tales’ were written by Geoffrey Chaucer?

24

3. What, in the art and decorating world, is gesso?

A type of white paint (Similar to white acrylic paint but thinner)

4. Who was the eldest of Enid Blyton’s ‘Famous Five’?

Julian

5. In which Parisian museum would you find Auguste Renoir’s ‘Bal du Moulin de la Galette’, Claude Monet’s ‘London, Houses of Parliament’ and Edouard Manet’s ‘Olympia’?

The Musée d’Orsay

6. Who wrote ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’?

John Fowles

7. What does the ‘L.S.’ stand for in the name of the English artist L.S. Lowry?

Laurence Stephen

8. What was the name of the first children’s book to be published by David Walliams?

The Boy in the Dress

9. Who wrote the hugely successful ‘Shopaholic’ series of novels, featuring the main character Rebecca Bloomwood?

Sophie Kinsella (Real name Madeleine Wickham, under which she also writes)

10. Which was the first Dan Brown book to feature the religious iconology expert Robert Langdon?

Angels & Demons

 

 

 

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Celebrity Weddings Quiz

Quiz 130 – Round 4 – Celebrities

Celebrity Weddings quiz questions and answers. Who married all of the following people? In the case of wives known under their married name we have given their maiden name, regardless of whether they had been married previously.

1. Peter Allen, Jack Haley Jr., Mark Gero and David Gest

Liza Minelli

2. Nancy Barbato, Ava Gardner, Mia Farrow and Barbara Blakely

Frank Sinatra

3. Freddie Moore, Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher

Demi Moore

4. Janet Leigh, Christine Kaufmann, Leslie Allen, Andrea Savio, Lisa Deutsch and Jill Vandenberg

Tony Curtis

5. Jim Threapleton, Sam Mendes and Ned Rocknroll

Kate Winslet

6. Ivana Zelníčková, Marla Maples and Melania Knauss

Donald Trump

7. Brian McFadden, Mark Croft and George Kay

Kerry Katona

8. Gloria Rand, Marcy Lafferty, Nerine Kidd and Elizabeth Martin

William Shatner

9. David Justice, Eric Benét and Olivier Martinez

Halle Berry

10. Conrad Hilton Jr., Michael Wilding, Mike Todd, Eddie Fisher, Richard Burton, John Warner and Larry Fortensky

Elizabeth Taylor

 

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Sport Quiz

Quiz 130 – Round 5 – Sport

1. How long should a tennis court be?

78 feet (23.77 metres – I would advise accepting answers within 3 feet/one metre)

2. How many Formula One World Championships were won by Michael Schumacher?

7 (1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004)

3. In the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Greg Rutherford took Bronze in the men’s long jump behind South Africa’s Manyonga who won silver. Who took gold?

Jeff Henderson (USA)

4. Which number sits at the bottom of the circle on a dartboard?

3

5. Who won the 2017 Tour de France?

Chris Froome

6. Which three football teams were promoted to the Premier League at the end of the 2016-2017 season?

Newcastle United, Brighton & Hove Albion and Huddersfield Town

7. In which year was the first UEFA European Championship held?

1960

8. How many snooker balls are on the table at the beginning of a frame?

22

9. Which golfing term means 3 under par?

Albatross

10. In which country are the 2018 Winter Olympic Games scheduled to be held?

South Korea (Pyeongchang)

 

 

 

 

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Greek Mythology Quiz

Quiz 130 – Round 6 – Greek Mythology

Greek mythology quiz – Can you identify these famous figures from Greek mythology from the descriptions given?

1. Son of Cronus and Rhea, he ruled as king of the gods at Mount Olympus.

Zeus

2. Daughter of Zeus and Metis, she was a goddess of wisdom, craft and war.

Athena

3. Father of Theseus, Orion and Atlas, he was god of the sea and the waters.

Poseidon

4. This huge Cyclops was blinded by Odysseus and his crew after they found themselves trapped in his cave.

Polyphemus

5. Goddess of love and beauty, her Roman equivalent is the goddess Venus.

Aphrodite

6. This goddess of women and marriage married Zeus, her brother.

Hera

7. This Greek god of war was the son of Zeus.

Ares

8. This god of sleep lived in Erebus, the Greek underworld, with his brother, Thanatos.

Hypnos

9. An ancient Greek mortal, he is best known for slaying the minotaur on the island of Crete.

Theseus

10. This three-headed dog belonged to Hades and guarded the gate of the Underworld.

Cerberus

 

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Quiz 130 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which actress is best known for playing Nora Batty in the long-running comedy ‘Last of the Summer Wine’?

Kathy Staff

2. Who was German Chancellor before Angela Merkel took over the post in 2005?

Gerhard Schroder

3. Of which US state is Salem the capital?

Oregon

4. Rn is the symbol for which chemical element?

Radon

5. Which American rock band are best-known for their 1967 hit ‘Happy Together’?

The Turtles

6. What is the traditional gift for a 15th wedding anniversary?

Crystal

7. Which ‘party board game’, which was created in 1998, is designed to test a variety of different skills and includes ‘Creative Cat’. ‘Word Worm’, ‘Data Head’ and ‘Star Performer’ categories?

Cranium

8. Which sign of the zodiac is represented by the ‘water bearer’?

Aquarius

9. The Danish currency, the krone, can be divided into 100 what?

øre

10. The ‘Game Gear’ was a 1990s hand-held gaming console developed by which company?

Sega

 

 

 

 

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